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Press Conference Today: USCIS Reconsider Colorado father, Felipe Alaniz Herrera’s case, keep him in the US for Father’s Days to come

Felipe with his wife and grandaughter

Felipe with his wife, Carla, and their grandaughter Arryana.

For the first time since 2012, Felipe shared in a weekend of celebrations with family; his daughter's high school graduation, his own Father's Day and seven-year anniversary with his wife Carla. 
USCIS (US Customs and Immigration Services) has denied his petition citing his 21-year-old conviction as the reason. Felipe’s family, community members, faith and organizational leaders will gather to ask USCIS to reconsider in a show of support for Felipe. 

Demonstrating for immigrant rights at Denver debate

Outside the University of Denver’s Magness Arena, reporters waiting to cover the first presidential debate of 2012 turned their cameras over a chain-link fence to a hundred demonstrators gathered with a message for the evening’s participants and audience: Migration is a human right.

The demonstrators—clergy, immigrants, and community leaders among them—came out to take a visible stand in favor of changing immigration policies used to detain and deport immigrants.

Community Stands Up Against Secure Communities

Contact: Jennifer Piper, AFSC,

As SCOMM hits immigrant communities in Colorado, advocates demand end to the program.

Vigil and Rally in support of Hugo and the Dream Walkers

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

You're invited... 

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Six youth have walked from the Golden Gate Bridge to Colorado

One Estes Park youth, Hugo, is facing deportation.

Más de cien personas asistieron a la vigilia Unitaria Universalista orando por Renovación y Acción sobre Inmigración

Miembros de la comunidad y de congregaciones se unieron para demostrar que están del lado del amor.


Vigil at Immigrant Detention Center

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Protest incarcerating innocent people for profit. For more information, please contact Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director, at  or call 303.623.3464.

Citizen Privilege and Ally Basics

A two-page primer on citizenship privilege and immigrant ally basics from Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado.

Immigration enforcement goes rogue in Colorado

ICE Steps Up Presence at the Aurora, Colorado Jail, Requests Summons Data; Surge in Detention and Deportation Expected

Community and faith groups demand an end to ICE’s rogue tactics


Legislative Visits Training

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:00am

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC, offers a "Bringing the People to the Policy" Legislative Visits Training at AFSC's office in Denver. Come practice SUCCESSFUL & fruitful meetings with your legislators! Take some time to practice your talking points among friends!

Reflections on Flawed Drug and Immigration Policies

By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Regional Project Voice Organizer

The criminalization of immigrants continues to reach new heights and enforcement programs expand and justify themselves in the mainstream by saying they are going after “criminals.” Members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC, have been having some intense discussion on challenging this view that it is ok to target and deport people labeled as “criminals.”

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